Definition of unaccompanied in English:



  • 1Having no companion or escort.

    ‘no unaccompanied children allowed’
    • ‘He finds her a cab and allows her to proceed unaccompanied to her unnamed destination.’
    • ‘Isn't it supposed to be a major violation of security for unaccompanied baggage to travel on a flight.’
    • ‘Each is monitored by Delta staff who supervise the facility, trackflight status and escort unaccompanied minors to and from their flights.’
    • ‘And that licence allows them to pick up vulnerable people, including lone women and unaccompanied children.’
    • ‘Almost three out of four drivers on Irish roads believe that untested drivers should NOT be allowed to drive unaccompanied, a major RAC survey has revealed.’
    • ‘In New Caledonia the law allowed the recruitment of unaccompanied children over the age of six, with the consent of a guardian, and in 1884 the age limit was set at ten.’
    • ‘He warned parents that they could be prosecuted for ‘aiding and abetting’ if they allowed their youngsters drive unaccompanied, particularly at weekends.’
    • ‘Officials comparing luggage and passenger lists believed there was unaccompanied baggage aboard the plane, but a search found nothing suspicious.’
    • ‘The handlers believe that unaccompanied baggage should be dealt with by the federal police or appropriately trained security personnel.’
    • ‘The organisers are also appealing to parents to turn up on the day, as young children will not be allowed entry unaccompanied.’
    • ‘And they weren't even allowed to visit the bathroom unaccompanied.’
    • ‘The inspector is allowed to make unaccompanied visits to the site to assist in his findings.’
    • ‘If someone looks as though they may be younger than that, they will be required to produce ID before being allowed in unaccompanied.’
    • ‘Near the start of my test I paused expertly to allow an unaccompanied dog to walk across the road in front of me at a zebra crossing.’
    • ‘Kids were allowed in bottle stores unaccompanied back then, and my first crush would take me to the local and buy me K-bars.’
    • ‘Most carriers also impose surcharges for excess baggage, unaccompanied minors, paper tickets and changes to flights.’
    • ‘The group also rejected calls to have all checked baggage screened and ensure unaccompanied baggage is not loaded on to planes by mistake, according to a draft report published in USA Today newspaper.’
    • ‘Two thirds of the US homeless population consists of families with children or single women and unaccompanied youth.’
    • ‘According to SAA procedures, staff are supposed to escort unaccompanied minors off the plane and make sure that they are signed out by the person designated to fetch them.’
    • ‘It was a faltering start, but still an important moment for the women who just seven days ago could not leave the house unaccompanied, let alone show their faces.’
    alone, on one's own, all alone, by oneself, solo, lone, solitary, single, single-handed
    unescorted, without an escort, unattended, unchaperoned, partnerless, companionless
    by one's lonesome
    on one's tod, on one's lonesome, on one's jack, on one's jack jones
    on one's pat, on one's pat malone
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  • 2Taking place without something specified taking place at the same time.

    ‘the political change was unaccompanied by social change’
    • ‘By the mid-1970s, no Vatican pronouncement on social issues went unaccompanied by dire threats against the ‘church of the poor’.’
    • ‘The increase in weight unaccompanied by a similar increase in strength results in slower swims as well as increased body stress, particularly in the weaker muscles.’
    • ‘It is further strained when training for the next tour, unaccompanied school assignments and temporary duty travel increase the separation of a soldier and his family.’
    • ‘Increases in GNP were unaccompanied by infrastructural development.’
    • ‘A social model that is under pressure now, but a social model where you can say that economic development cannot be unaccompanied by social development.’
    • ‘They can also lead to wasted taxpayer dollars when unaccompanied by adequate social services and anti-drug covenants.’
    • ‘The wording of section 3 seems to allow a simple change of mind, unaccompanied by any overt act, to constitute appropriation.’
    • ‘Basilar artery (BA) aplasia when unaccompanied by a primitive carotid- vertebrobasilar anastomosis is exceedingly rare.’
    • ‘Estrogen induces estrus unaccompanied by a preovulatory surge in luteinizing hormone in suckled sows.’
    • ‘There is a likelihood of rapidly increasing surface temperatures unaccompanied by strong warming in the free troposphere.’
    • ‘But, in the upper part of the vertebral column, there may be a dislocation of the vertebrae unaccompanied by a fracture.’
  • 3(of a piece of music) sung or played without instrumental accompaniment.

    ‘an unaccompanied violin elegy’
    ‘they sang unaccompanied’
    • ‘It was a vocal work, accompanied or unaccompanied, in which a secular text was sung by a number of voices.’
    • ‘Open to singers aged sixteen and over both from the UK and overseas, the course aims to develop excellence in unaccompanied choral singing, focusing especially on Renaissance music.’
    • ‘The team of five local singers under the direction of composer Celia Harper, perform unaccompanied choral harmonies embracing music from the 16th to the 21st Century and regularly appear at St Michael's.’
    • ‘The choir have been singing together for the past ten years and are experienced in both accompanied and unaccompanied four-part singing.’
    • ‘This leads us back to the genetic purity Mr. Duffy so rightly calls for; slow airs and slip jigs sung unaccompanied or accompanied by the harp.’
    • ‘Through the wall he was continually listening to the Bach G minor unaccompanied violin sonata.’
    • ‘In the village church last night, a packed house enjoyed a stunning concert of unaccompanied choral music from the Soloists Of Saint Petersburg, who are currently in the middle of a two month tour round the UK.’
    • ‘They are included among the 11 tracks, all sung outstandingly well by the 26-piece unaccompanied Estonian Philharmonic Choir, directed by the Paul Hillier.’
    • ‘Bach is believed to have commenced writing the Sonatas and Partitas for unaccompanied violin shortly thereafter.’
    • ‘The unaccompanied choir responds to the sincerity of the music with impeccable ensemble and intonation.’
    • ‘Here Yugoslavian-born piano star Bojan Z, frequently an unaccompanied solo player, joins what looks on paper like a conventional jazz trio, with Scott Colley on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums.’
    • ‘However, we were still left without an organ to play for the service. As luck would have it, it's Lent anyway, so a lot of the music is unaccompanied.’
    • ‘Rosand opened the program with Johann Sebastian Bach's Adagio in G minor (for unaccompanied violin) - a truly spiritual experience.’
    • ‘Berlioz wrote a severe test of tuning for unaccompanied choir in the final ‘mystical chorus’, and here the Elysian singers came up trumps.’
    • ‘The action is interspersed and moved along by A Cappella songs, beautifully sung, for the most part unaccompanied, by the company on a bare stage.’
    • ‘Originally this kind of traditional singing was sung unaccompanied and was melodic.’
    • ‘This opens strikingly with the high voices singing unaccompanied in unison.’
    • ‘In days of yore the church did not allow music to be performed with instruments; hence music in the chapel became associated with vocal music unaccompanied by any instrument.’
    • ‘In the Codax songs, this is not helped by the fact that all seven are sung entirely unaccompanied.’
    • ‘This disc contains his complete works for unaccompanied violin and viola, and also his complete published works for those instruments accompanied.’